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Margaret Ann "Peggy" Greunke

June 15, 1936 — August 17, 2014

Margaret Greunke, age 78, of Kimberly, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was born on June 15, 1936, in Appleton, the daughter of the late Felix and Della (Appleton) Meulemans. Peggy graduated from Kimberly High School in 1954. On March 2, 1957, she married Thomas “Tom” Greunke at Holy Name Catholic Church in Kimberly. Peggy was Mrs. Santa Claus at Prange's and a noon hour supervisor at Kimberly High School. She was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church, the Kimberly American Legion Auxiliary Unit 60, and former president of the Kimberly Homemakers. Peggy volunteered in many areas over the years, they include; Friends of Hearthstone, mission group at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, International Children's Fund and the “Shoe Box” for needy children, and St. Vincent de Paul. Many knew Peggy as the “Stuffed Animal Lady”.

Peggy is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Thomas; children: Kathy (Arnie) Butzlaff of Appleton, Diane (Andy) Netzel of Appleton, Timothy (Connie) Greunke of Appleton, William Greunke of Winneconne, and Michael Greunke of Waupaca; four grandchildren: Crystal (Phil) Romenesko and Ryan (fiancée Brittany) Smith; Kayla Greunke and Jake Greunke; great grandson Francisco Romenesko; sisters: Dorothy (Bob) Etka of Kimberly and Jean Kenjesky of Kimberly; brother-in-law, Don Vanooyen of Arizona and sister-in-law, Bea Meulemans of Darboy. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Peggy was preceded in death by her sisters: Betty (Jack and Dick) Van Lieshout Weyenberg and Mary Vanooyen; brother, Robert Meulemans and brother-in-law, Terry Kenjesky.

The funeral liturgy for Peggy will be held at 11:30 am on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at ST. BERNADETTE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2331 E. Lourdes Drive in Appleton. Fr. Brian Wideman will be officiating. Interment will take place at Holy Name Cemetery in Kimberly. The visitation will be held at the church on Thursday from 10:00 am until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center are appreciated. Online condolences can be offered at

The family would like to thank Dr. William Conkright, and his oncology staff for the excellent care shown to Peggy. Also, the 4th floor west staff and the amazing nurses at St. Elizabeth Hospital for the compassion shown to our family during this difficult time.

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